One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show: Contact Theatre, Manchester





‘this warm-hearted, effervescent production is definitely hot.’ The Stage

‘Jocelyn Jee Esien’s hysterical Mrs Harrison brings the house down’ The Guardian






Eclipse Theatre and Sheffield Theatres bring an American classic to the stage!

You’ve seen The Fresh Prince and The Cosby Show – now meet the family who started it all in One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show.

The Harrisons are the most respectable middle-class Black family in Philadelphia. But the arrival of their young niece and her new ideas from the rural South, turns their polite, Christian, suburban life on its head.

Funny and outrageous, One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show is a timeless comedy about how hard we try to hide who we really are. Starring award-winning actor and comedian Jocelyn Jee Esien (3 Non Blondes, Little Miss Jocelyn, Anuvahood,) Roger Griffiths (The Posse, Chef!) and Daniel Francis, who played the lead role in Eclipse Theatre’s acclaimed production of The Hounding of David Oluwale.


Cast includes: Jocelyn Jee Esien (Little Miss Jocelyn) and Roger Griffiths (Chef!)



Contact Theatre,
Oxford Road,
Manchester, M15 6JA


Tue 25 – Wed 26 Oct @7.30pm

Special 2 for 1 Ticket offer on Tue 25 Oct @ 7.30pm
To book please call Box Office on 0161 274 0600 (Quote PHILADELPHIA)





Praise for previous Eclipse Theatre Productions:SUS – ‘The performances are faultless and the action queasily authentic. […] Frighteningly effective.
Time Out

The Hounding of David Oluwale – ‘Essential Viewing’ Daily Telegraph

‘Dawn Walton’s production navigates the pitfalls of documentary theatre with stylish aplomb’ The Guardian








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